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Bee Gees

Background information
Origin Douglas, Isle of Man, Flag of the Isle of Man Manchester, England, Flag of the United Kingdom
Brisbane, Australia, Flag of Australia
Genre(s) Pop
Soft Rock
Blue-eyed soul
Disco
Years active 1958–2003
Label(s) Festival, Polydor, Atco, RSO, Warner Bros., Rhino
Website Official Bee Gees.com
Former members
Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb
Vince Melouney
Colin Petersen
Geoff Bridgeford
Alan Kendall
Dennis Bryon
Blue Weaver
Steve Gibb
Andy Gibb

The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of the 20th century. They were born on the Isle of Man to English parents, lived in Manchester, England and moved to Brisbane, Australia during their childhood years, where they began their musical careers. Their worldwide success came when they returned to England and signed with producer Robert Stigwood. Maurice Ernest Gibb CBE (December 22, 1949 – January 12, 2003), was a musician and singer-songwriter. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Location within the British Isles Douglas (Doolish in Manx) is the capital of the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin) and its largest town. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_isle_of_man. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the Australian city. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or soul music performed by white artists. ... This article is about the music genre. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... In 1958, Herb Abramson leaves Atlantic Records. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... Atco Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, currently operating through WMGs Rhino Entertainment. ... RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ... Warner Bros. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Maurice Ernest Gibb CBE (December 22, 1949 – January 12, 2003), was a musician and singer-songwriter. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... Vince Melouney was a member of the Bee Gees in late 1960s. ... (born March 24, 1946) was a drummer for the Bee Gees ... Alan Kendall was the lead guitarist for the popular band, the Bee Gees, before they broke up due to the death of Maurice Gibb in 2003. ... Blue Weaver is a British keyboard player. ... Zodiac Oxford March 2006 Stephen Thadius Crompton Gibb, Steve Gibb was born on Saturday, 1 December 1973 in London, England, the firstborn son of Barry (one third of the Bee Gees) and Linda (nee Gray, voted Miss Edinburgh 1968) Gibb. ... Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958 – March 10, 1988) was an English-born Australian singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... Maurice Ernest Gibb CBE (December 22, 1949 – January 12, 2003), was a musician and singer-songwriter. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Australian city. ... Robert Stigwood (born April 16, 1934 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian-born entertainment entrepreneur. ...


The multiple Grammy Award-winning group was successful for most of its forty years of recording music, but it had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a harmonic "soft rock" act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as the foremost stars of the disco music era in the late 1970s. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Discothèque redirects here. ...


No matter the style, the Bee Gees sang tight three-part harmonies that were instantly recognizable; as brothers, their voices blended perfectly, in the same way that The Beach Boys' did. Barry sang lead on many songs, and an R&B falsetto introduced in the disco years; Robin provided the clear vibrato lead that was a hallmark of their pre-disco music; Maurice sang high and low harmonies throughout their career. The three brothers co-wrote most of their hits, and they said that they felt like they became 'one person' when they were writing. The group's name was retired after Maurice died in January 2003. The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... Falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, false) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range, in the treble range. ... Vibrato is a musical effect where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound. ...


The Bee Gees were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; fittingly, the presenter of the award to "Britain's first family of harmony"[1] was Brian Wilson, leader of the Beach Boys, America's first family of rock harmony. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other persons named Brian Wilson, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation). ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of...


It has been estimated that the Bee Gees' record sales total more than 220 million, easily making them one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. Their 1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame citation says "Only Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees".[2] The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Elvis redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ...

Contents

History

Early years

The Gibb brothers were born in Douglas on the Isle of Man; Barry Alan Crompton Gibb on 1 September 1946, and fraternal twins Robin Hugh Gibb and Maurice Ernest Gibb on 22 December 1949. Location within the British Isles Douglas (Doolish in Manx) is the capital of the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin) and its largest town. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The family returned to father Hugh Gibb's home town of Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester, England, in the early 1950s where the boys began to sing in harmony, debuting in public on one occasion at the local Gaumont cinema. The boys were going to lip sync to a record, which other children had done at the cinema in previous weeks. However, as they were running to get there, Maurice dropped the record on the street, causing it to break. As a result, the brothers got on stage and sang themselves. They got a very good response from the crowd, which convinced them that singing was what they wanted to do with their lives. Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chorlton is a suburb of Manchester. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


In 1958, the Gibb family, including infant brother Andy (born 5 March 1958 in Manchester, England), emigrated to Redcliffe in Queensland, Australia. The still very young brothers began performing where they could to raise pocket change. First called the Rattlesnakes, later Wee Johnny Hayes & the Bluecats, they were introduced to radio DJ Bill Gates by racetrack promoter Bill Goode (who saw them perform at Brisbane's Speedway Circuit). Gates renamed them the "Bee Gees" after his and Goode's initials – thus the name was not specifically a reference to "Brothers Gibb", despite popular belief.[3][4] Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958 – March 10, 1988) was an English-born Australian singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees. ... This article is about the day. ... Jan. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...   Redcliffe City is a municipal location north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd...


By 1960, the Bee Gees were featured on television shows, and in the next few years began working regularly at resorts on the Queensland coast. Barry drew the attention of Australian star Col Joye for his songwriting, and Joye helped the boys get a record deal with Festival Records in 1963 under the name "Bee Gees." The three released two or three singles a year, while Barry supplied additional songs to other Australian artists. Colin Frederick Jacobsen AM (born 13 April 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales), better known as Col Joye, is an Australian popular entertainer and entrepreneur. ... Festival Records was an Australian music recording and publishing company which was founded in Sydney in 1952 and operated until 2005. ...


A minor hit in 1965, "Wine and Women," led to the group's first LP The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs. By late 1966, the family decided to return to England, and seek their musical fortunes there. They were not confident, however, of success in England as Barry told a friend, Colin Stead, later of Lloyds World, that they would be back next year.[citation needed] While at sea in January, 1967, they heard that "Spicks and Specks", a song they had recorded in 1966, had gone to #1 in Australia. The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs is the Bee Gees LP debut (1967s Bee Gees 1st was the international debut album). ...


Late 60s - First International Fame

Before their departure from Australia to their native England, Hugh Gibb sent demos to Brian Epstein who managed The Beatles and was director of NEMS, a British music store and promoter. Brian Epstein had given the demo tapes to Robert Stigwood who recently joined NEMS. After an audition with Stigwood in February 1967, The Bee Gees were signed to a five-year contract where Polydor Records would be the Bee Gees' record label in the UK and ATCO Records would be the U.S. distributor. Work quickly began on their first international LP and Robert Stigwood launched a huge promotion to coincide with their first album. Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: ) (born in Liverpool, England; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Robert Stigwood (born April 16, 1934 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian-born entertainment entrepreneur. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... This article is about the Canadian engineering company. ...


Stigwood proclaimed that The Bee Gees were "The Most Significant New Talent Of 1967" and thus began the immediate comparison to The Beatles. Their first British single, New York Mining Disaster 1941, was issued to radio station DJs with a blank white label with only the song title. Many DJs immediately assumed this was a new Beatles single and started playing the song in heavy rotation. This helped the song climb into the Top 20 in both the UK and the U.S. Only later did they realize that it was not The Beatles but in fact The Bee Gees, when their second single was released, To Love Somebody and again climbed into the Top 20 in the U.S. Originally written for Otis Redding, "To Love Somebody" was a soulful ballad sung by Barry, which has now become a pop standard covered by hundreds of artists such as Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Nina Simone, and Michael Bolton just to name a few. Another single, Holiday was released in the U.S. and peaked at #16. The parent album, the erroneously titled "Bee Gees 1st" peaked at #7 in the U.S. and #8 in the UK. New York Mining Disaster 1941 was the first song to be released by the Bee Gees in the United States, and their first song to hit the charts in The US or UK. At the time, rumors circulated that the Bee Gees were the Beatles recording under a pseudonym (the... The second single released by the Bee Gees from their debut LP, Bee Gees 1st. ... link titleHoliday is a song sung by hugely successful band, the Bee Gees, also known as the Brothers Gibb. ...


Following the success of "Bee Gees 1st", the band, (which now consisted of Barry on rhythm guitar, Maurice on bass, Vince Melouney on lead guitar and Colin Petersen on drums) began work on their second album. Released in late 1967, Horizontal repeated the success of their first album, which contained the #1 UK (#11 U.S.) single Massachusetts and the #7 UK single World. The sound of the album "Horizontal" had a more rock sound than their previous release, though ballads like "And The Sun Will Shine" and "Really And Sincerely" are standouts. "Horizontal" made the Top 20 on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #12 in the U.S. and #16 in the UK. To promote the album, The Bee Gees made their first appearances in America playing live concerts and television shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show and Laugh In. Vince Melouney was a member of the Bee Gees in late 1960s. ... (born March 24, 1946) was a drummer for the Bee Gees ... Horizontal, the Bee Gees second album (if you dont count the Australian releases) was released in 1968. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The second UK single from the Bee Gees sophomore album Horizontal. ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... Rowan & Martins Laugh-In was a United States comedy television show broadcast from January 22, 1968 through 1973 over the NBC network. ...


Two more singles followed in early 1968, the ballad Words (#15 U.S., #8 UK) and the double A-sided single Jumbo b/w The Singer Sang His Song. "Jumbo" was the Bee Gees least successful single to date only reaching #57 in the U.S., but managing to climb to #25 in the UK. The Bee Gees felt that "The Singer Sang His Song" was the stronger of the two and in fact reached #3 in The Netherlands. The year 1968 saw The Bee Gees reach the American Top Ten with the singles I've Gotta Get a Message to You (#8 U.S., #1 UK) and I Started A Joke (#6 U.S.) which were culled from the band's third album Idea, which was another Top 20 album in the U.S. (#17) and the UK (#4). Following the tour and TV special to promote "Idea", Vince Melouney left the group feeling that he wanted to play more of a blues style music than the Gibbs were writing. Melouney did achieve one feat while with the Bee Gees, as his composition "Such A Shame" (from Idea) is the only song, on any Bee Gees album, not written by a Gibb brother. Words is a song sung by the Bee Gees, released in 1968. ... Following a string of Top 20 singles on both sides of the Atlantic, The Bee Gees released the odd single Jumbo b/w The Singer Sang His Song. ... Following a string of Top 20 singles on both sides of the Atlantic, The Bee Gees released the odd single Jumbo b/w The Singer Sang His Song. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Ive Gotta Get A Message To You is a song recorded by the Bee Gees in 1968. ... I Started A Joke is a song sung by Bee Gees. ... Idea is the Bee Gees third album, released in August, 1968 (see 1968 in music). ...


By 1969, the cracks began to show within the group as Robin began to feel that Stigwood had been favoring Barry as the leader of the group. They began to record their next album, which was to be a concept album called "Masterpeace", which evolved into the double-album Odessa. Most rock critics feel this is the best Bee Gees album of the 60's, with it's progressive rock feel on the title track and along side other genres on music as heard on "Marley Purt Drive" and "Give Your Best", both country-flavored tunes, and signature ballads such as "Melody Fair" and First Of May, which became the only single from the album. Robin, feeling that the flipside, "Lamplight" should have been the A-Side, quit the group in mid-1969 and launching a solo career which saw brief success in Europe with the #2 hit "Saved By The Bell" and the album Robin's Reign. Barry & Maurice continued as The Bee Gees, even recruiting their sister Leslie to appear with them on stage. Odessa is a Bee Gees album that was released in 1969. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


The first of many Bee Gees compilations, Best of Bee Gees was released featuring the non-LP singles Words and the new single Tomorrow, Tomorrow which was a moderate hit in the UK reaching #23, but stalling at #54 in the U.S. The album itself sold very well and reached the Top Ten in both the U.S. and the UK. Best of Bee Gees is an album by the Bee Gees. ... Words is a song sung by the Bee Gees, released in 1968. ...


While Robin was off on his own, Barry, Maurice & Colin continued on as The Bee Gees recording their next album, Cucumber Castle. There was also a TV special filmed to accompany the album, which was aired on the BBC in 1971. Colin Petersen played drums on the tracks recorded for the album, but was fired from the group after filming began and his parts were edited out of the final cut of the film. The leadoff single, Don't Forget to Remember was a big hit in the UK reaching #2, but was a disappointment in the U.S. only reaching #73. The next 2 singles, (I.O.I.O) and (If I Only Had My Mind On Something Else) barely scraped the charts and following the release of the album, Barry and Maurice parted ways and it seemed that The Bee Gees were finished. Barry recorded a solo album which never saw official release, though a single, "I'll Kiss Your Memory" was released without much interest. Maurice also recorded during this time, released the single "Railroad" and starred in West End musical "Sing A Rude Song". Cucumber Castle (1970) is an album by the Bee Gees, produced by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robert Stigwood. ... Dont Forget to Remember (also called Dont Forget to Remember Me) is a ballad from Australian pop group Bee Gees. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre...


Early 1970s

The three brothers reunited in the later part of 1970, with many songs about heartache and loneliness. Although they had lost traction on the British charts, the Bee Gees hit #3 in America with "Lonely Days" (from the reunion LP 2 Years On) and had their first U.S. #1 with "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" (from Trafalgar). The trio's talents were included in the soundtrack for the 1971 film Melody as they performed several songs for the title. In 1972, they hit #16 with "Run to Me" from the LP To Whom It May Concern; the single also returned them to the British top ten for the first time in three years. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lonely Days is also a song on The Beach Boys album Hawthorne, CA. Lonely Days is a 1970 song by The Bee Gees, featured on their album 2 Years On. ... 2 Years On is the eighth album by the Bee Gees. ... How Can You Mend A Broken Heart is a song released by the Bee Gees in 1971. ... Trafalgar is an album by The Bee Gees, released in September 1971. ... Melody is a British film released in 1971. ... To Whom It May Concern is the Bee Gees eighth album, released in October 1972. ...


By 1973, however, the Bee Gees were in a rut. The album, Life in a Tin Can, and its lead-off single, "Saw a New Morning," sold poorly with the single peaking at #94. This was followed by an unreleased album (known as A Kick in the Head Is Worth Eight in the Pants). A second compilation album, Best of Bee Gees, Volume 2 was released in 1973, though it did not repeat the success of Volume 1. Life in a Tin Can is the twelfth album by the Bee Gees. ... Best of Bee Gees is an album by the Bee Gees. ...


On the advice of Ahmet Ertegün of their U.S. label Atlantic Records, Stigwood arranged for the group to record with famed soul music producer Arif Mardin. The resulting LP, Mr. Natural, included few ballads and foreshadowed the R&B direction of the rest of their career. But when it too failed to attract much interest, Mardin encouraged them to work with the soul music style. Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) was the Turkish-American co-founder and executive of Atlantic Records, described as one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry [1] . He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the North American Soccer League. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 - June 25, 2006) was a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The brothers attempted to assemble a live stage band that could replicate their studio sound. Lead guitarist Alan Kendall had come on board in 1971, but did not have much to do until Mr. Natural. For that album, they added drummer Dennis Bryon, and they later added ex-Strawbs keyboard player Blue Weaver, completing the late 1970s "Bee Gees band". Maurice, who had previously performed on piano, guitar, organ, mellotron, and bass guitar, as well as exotica like mandolin and Moog, now confined himself to bass onstage. The Strawbs are a rock band founded in 1964 in England. ...


At Eric Clapton's suggestion, the brothers relocated to Miami, Florida, early in 1975 to record. After starting off with ballads, they eventually heeded the urging of Mardin and Stigwood and crafted more rhythmic disco songs like "Jive Talkin'" and "Nights on Broadway." The latter featured Barry Gibb's first attempts at singing falsetto, in the backing vocals toward the end. The band liked the resulting new sound, and this time the public agreed, sending the LP Main Course, which became their first R&B album, up the charts. Barry Gibb's falsetto would become a staple of subsequent recordings. Mardin was unable to work with the group afterwards, but the Bee Gees enlisted Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson who had worked with Mardin during the Main Course sessions. This production team would carry the Bee Gees through the rest of the 1970s. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Jive Talkin was a song by the Bee Gees, which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the Top Five on the UK music charts in the summer of 1975. ... Nights on Broadway is a song written by the Bee Gees for the Main Course album in 1975. ... Falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, false) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range, in the treble range. ... The main course is the main dish of a multidished meal. ... R&B redirects here. ... Albhy Galuten is a Grammy Award winning American music producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and technology executive. ...


The next album, Children of the World, was drenched in Barry's newfound falsetto and Blue's synthesizer disco licks. Led off by the single "You Should Be Dancing," it pushed the Bee Gees to a level of stardom they had not previously achieved in the USA, though their new R&B/disco sound was not as popular with some die hard fans from the 1960s. The Bee Gees' band was now closer to a rock act, with rhythm guitar and real drums behind the falsetto. Children of the World is an album by the Bee Gees. ... You Should Be Dancing was a single by The Bee Gees, from the Children of the World album in 1976. ...


Late 1970s: Saturday Night Fever

Following a successful live album, Here at Last… The Bee Gees… Live, The Bee Gees agreed to participate in the creation of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. It would be the turning point of their career. The cultural impact of both the film and the soundtrack was tremendous not only in the United States but also in the rest of the world, bringing the nascent disco scene into the mainstream. Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track was the soundtrack album from the blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta. ... This article is about the music genre. ...


Three Bee Gees singles ("How Deep Is Your Love", "Stayin' Alive", and "Night Fever") reached #1 in the United States and most countries around the world, launching the most popular period of the disco era. They also penned the song "If I Can't Have You" which became a #1 hit for Yvonne Elliman, while the Bee Gees own version was the B-Side of Stayin' Alive. Such was the popularity of Saturday Night Fever that two different versions of the song "More Than a Woman" received airplay, one by The Bee Gees, which was relegated as an album track, and another by Tavares, which was the hit. The Gibb sound was inescapable. During an eight-month period beginning in the Christmas season of 1977, the brothers wrote six songs that held the #1 position on the U.S. charts for 25 of 32 consecutive weeks—three under their own name, two for brother Andy Gibb, and the Yvonne Elliman single. How Deep Is Your Love is a song recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977. ... Stayin Alive is a song by The Bee Gees, released as a single in 1977. ... Night Fever, is a song that was written and performed by The Bee Gees that was on the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever that came from the trio, and the albums third hit single (after How Deep Is Your Love and Stayin Alive). In the United States, Night Fever... If I Cant Have You was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees. ... Yvonne Elliman album cover photo c. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... More Than A Woman is the fourth studio album (fifth in total) by American R&B singer Toni Braxton released on November 19, 2002 via Arista Records. ... Tavares is an American successful R&B, disco, and soul music band, comprised of five brothers from New Bedford, Massachusetts. ...


Fueled by the movie's success, the album broke multiple records, becoming the highest-selling album in recording history to that point. Saturday Night Fever has since sold circa 40 million copies worldwide, making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time. Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


During this era, Barry and Robin wrote "Emotion" for Samantha Sang, who made it a Top Ten hit (the Bee Gees sang back-up vocals). A year later, Barry wrote the title song to the movie version of the Broadway musical Grease for Frankie Valli to perform, which went to #1. At one time, five songs written by the brothers Gibb were in the U.S. top ten at the same time. It was the first time this kind of chart dominance had been seen since April 1964, when the Beatles had all five of the top-five American singles. Samantha Sang (born August 5, 1953 in Melbourne, Australia) is a singer. ... Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 or 1937[2]) is best known as the falsetto-voiced lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continues to perform. ...


In 1978, Barry Gibb became the only songwriter to have four straight number one hits in the U.S.A, breaking the John Lennon and Paul McCartney 1964 record. These songs were "Stayin' Alive", "Love Is Thicker Than Water", "Night Fever", and "If I Can't Have You".


In 1976, the Bee Gees recorded three Beatles cover songs—"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" and "Sun King" —for the transitory musical documentary All This and World War II. The three Bee Gees also co-starred with Peter Frampton in the movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) loosely inspired by the classic 1967 Beatles album. The film had been heavily promoted prior to release, and was expected to enjoy great commercial success. However, the disjointed film was savaged by the movie critics, and ignored by the public. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Golden Slumbers is a song by The Beatles, part of the climactic medley on their 1969 album Abbey Road. ... Carry That Weight is a song by The Beatles. ... She Came In Through The Bathroom Window is a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and performed by The Beatles on their album Abbey Road. ... Sun King is a song by The Beatles that appeared on the Abbey Road album. ... All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... Sgt. ...

"Spirits Having Flown", released in 1979, was the Bee Gees' best-selling album, selling more than 20 million copies.
"Spirits Having Flown", released in 1979, was the Bee Gees' best-selling album, selling more than 20 million copies.

During this period, the Bee Gees' younger brother Andy followed his older siblings into a music career, and enjoyed considerable success. Produced by Barry, Andy Gibb's first three singles all topped the U.S. charts. Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958 – March 10, 1988) was an English-born Australian singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees. ...


The Bee Gees' follow-up to Saturday Night Fever was the Spirits Having Flown album. It yielded three more #1 hits: "Too Much Heaven", "Tragedy", and "Love You Inside Out." This gave the act six consecutive #1 singles in America within a year and a half (a record surpassed only by Whitney Houston). "Too Much Heaven" ended up as the Bee Gees' musical contribution to the Music for UNICEF Concert at the United Nations General Assembly in January 1979, a benefit organized by the Bee Gees, Robert Stigwood, and David Frost for UNICEF that was broadcast worldwide. The brothers donated the royalties from the song to the charity. Spirits Having Flown is a Bee Gees album released in 1979. ... Too Much Heaven is a song by The Bee Gees, which was first a donation to the Music for UNICEF fund, and later found its way to the groups twenty-second album, Spirits Having Flown. ... The Bee Gees Tragedy is a song originally by the Bee Gees, included on their 1979 album Spirits Having Flown. ... Love You Inside Out was a 1979 hit single for the Bee Gees, from their album Spirits Having Flown. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... The event was broadcast on NBC in the United States The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song was a benefit concert of popular music held in the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on January 9, 1979. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA, UNGA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations and the only one in which all member nations have equal representation. ... Robert Stigwood (born April 16, 1934 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian-born entertainment entrepreneur. ... Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE (born April 7, 1939) is an English television presenter. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...


The Bee Gees even had a country hit in 1979 with "Rest Your Love On Me", the flip side of their pop hit "Too Much Heaven", written by Barry and made the Top 40 on the country charts. In 1981, Conway Twitty took "Rest Your Love On Me" to the top of the Country charts. Too Much Heaven is a song by The Bee Gees, which was first a donation to the Music for UNICEF fund, and later found its way to the groups twenty-second album, Spirits Having Flown. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 - June 5, 1993), born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was one of the United States most successful country music artists of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ...


The Bee Gees' overwhelming success rose and fell with the disco bubble. By the end of 1979, disco was rapidly declining in popularity, and the backlash against disco put the Bee Gees' American career in a tailspin. Radio stations around America began famously promoting "Bee Gee Free Weekends". Following their remarkable run from 1975–79, the act would have only one more top ten single in the U.S. and not until 1989. The Bee Gees' international popularity sustained somewhat less damage.


1980s and 1990s

In 1981, the Bee Gees released the album Living Eyes, but with the disco backlash still running strong, the album failed to make the US top 40. In 1983, the Bee Gees had greater success with the soundtrack to Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. The soundtrack was certified platinum in the US, and included their Top 30 hit "Woman In You". Staying Alive is a 1983 film sequel to Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta as the same character, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood, Julie Bovasso, and dancers Viktor Manoel, Kate Ann Wright, Kevyn Morrow and Nanette Tarpey. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ...


Robin and Barry Gibb released various solo albums in the 1980s but only with sporadic and moderate chart success. However, the brothers had continuing success behind the scenes, writing and producing for artists such as Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross and Kenny Rogers, including Rogers' multi-million seller and U.S. #1 hit with Dolly Parton, "Islands in the Stream". Barbara Joan Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand, IPA: ; born April 24, 1942) is a two time Academy Award-winning American singer and film and theatre actress. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Islands in the Stream was a 1989 hit country music single for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, written by the Bee Gees. ...


The Bee Gees released the album E.S.P. in 1987, which sold over 3 million copies. The single "You Win Again" went to #1 in numerous countries, including Britain, but was a disappointment in the US, charting at #75. E.S.P. is the Bee Gees fifteenth original album, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ...


In 1983, the band was sued by Chicago songwriter Ronald Selle, who claimed that the Gibb brothers stole melodic material from one of his songs, "Let It End," and used it in "How Deep Is Your Love." At first, the Bee Gees lost the case; one juror said that a factor in the jury's decision was the Gibbs' failure to introduce expert testimony rebutting the plaintiff's expert testimony that it was "impossible" for the two songs to have been written independently. However, the verdict was overturned a few months later. For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... How Deep Is Your Love is a song recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977. ...


On March 10, 1988, younger brother Andy died at the age 30 as a result of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle due to a recent viral infection. His brothers acknowledge that Andy's past drug and alcohol use probably made his heart more susceptible to the ailment. Just before Andy's death, it was decided by the group that Andy would join them, which would have made the group a four piece. The Bee Gees' following album, One (1989), featured a song dedicated to Andy, "Wish You Were Here". The album also contained their first U.S. top ten hit (#7) in a decade, "One". After the album's release, they embarked on their first world tour in ten years. is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958 – March 10, 1988) was an English-born Australian singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees. ... In medicine (cardiology), myocarditis is inflammation of the myocardium, the muscular part of the heart. ... One is the twenty-third album by the Bee Gees. ...


Following their next album, High Civilization, which contained the UK top five hit "Secret Love," the Bee Gees went on a European tour. After the tour, Barry Gibb began to battle a serious back problem, which required surgery. In the early 1990s, Barry Gibb was not the only Bee Gee living with pain. Maurice had a serious drinking problem, which he had battled for many years, but finally conquered with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous. High Civilisation is the twenty-fourth album by the Bee Gees. ... AA meeting sign // Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. ...


In 1993, they released the album Size Isn't Everything, which contained the UK top five hit "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Four years later, they released the album Still Waters, which sold over four million copies, and debuted at #11 in the US. The album's first single, "Alone", gave them another UK Top 5 hit and a top 30 hit in the US. Size Isnt Everything is a Bee Gees album released in 1993. ... Still Waters is a 1997 album by the Bee Gees. ...


One Night Only

In late 1997, the Bee Gees performed a live concert in Las Vegas called One Night Only. The CD of the performance sold over 5 million copies. This led to a world tour of "One Night Only" concerts. The tour included playing to 56,000 people at London's Wembley Stadium on September 5, 1998 and concluded in the newly-built Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia in March 1999. For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... One Night Only is a CD of the Bee Gees concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 1997 which includes many of their greatest hits. ... Wembley Stadium was a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This page is for Telstra Stadium, Sydney. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ...


In 1998, the group's score for Saturday Night Fever was incorporated into a stage production produced first in the West End and then on Broadway. They wrote three new songs for the adaptation. Show logo Saturday Night Fever is a musical with a book by Nan Knighton (in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas, and Robert Stigwood) and music and lyrics by the Bee Gees. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ...


The Bee Gees closed the decade with what turned out to be their last full-sized concert, known as BG2K, on December 31, 1999. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


Maurice's death

In 2001, they released what turned out to be their final album of new material as a group, This Is Where I Came In. The album gave each member a chance to write in his own way, as well as composing songs together. For example, Maurice's compositions and leads are the "Man in the Middle" and "Walking on Air," while Robin contributed "Déjà Vu," "Promise the Earth," and "Embrace," and Barry contributed "Loose Talk Costs Lives," "Technicolour Dreams", and "Voice in the Wilderness". The other songs are collaborative in writing and vocals. The Bee Gees' last public live show together was Live by Request, a special shown on A&E. This Is Where I Came In was the final album released by the Bee Gees before the death of band member Maurice Gibb in 2003. ...


Maurice, who had been the musical director of the Bee Gees during their final years as a group, died suddenly on January 12, 2003, from a strangulated intestine. Initially, his surviving brothers announced that they intended to carry on the name "Bee Gees" in his memory. But as time passed they decided to retire the group name, leaving it to represent the three brothers together. The same week Maurice died, Robin's solo album Magnet was released. is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bowel infarction or bowel death results from a severely restricted blood supply to part of the bowel; this can in turn be due to an uncorrected bowel twist or bowel strangulation, or to occlusion of one of the mesenteric arteries. ... For other uses, see Magnet (disambiguation). ...


Although there was talk of a memorial concert featuring both surviving brothers and invited guests, nothing materialized.[5] Since then Barry and Robin have continued to work independently and have both released recordings with other artists.


After the Bee Gees

In late 2004, Robin embarked on a solo tour of Germany, Russia and Asia. During January 2005, Barry, Robin and several legendary rock artists recorded "Grief Never Grows Old," the official tsunami relief record for the Disasters Emergency Committee. Later that year, Barry reunited with Barbra Streisand for her top-selling album Guilty Pleasures, released as Guilty Too in the UK as a sequel album to the previous Guilty. Robin continued touring in Europe. Barbara Joan Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand, IPA: ; born April 24, 1942) is a two time Academy Award-winning American singer and film and theatre actress. ... Guilty Pleasures is an album by Barbra Streisand in conjunction with Barry Gibb released in September 2005. ... Guilty Pleasures is an album by Barbra Streisand in conjunction with Barry Gibb, which was released in September 2005. ... Guilty is an anarcho-punk 7 EP, by the band Oi Polloi. ...


In February 2006 Barry and Robin reunited on stage for a Miami charity concert to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute. It was their first public performance together since the death of brother Maurice. Barry and Robin also played at the 30th annual Prince's Trust Concert in the UK on May 20, 2006. The Princes Trust is a UK based charity headed by HRH The Prince of Wales. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Songwriting success

The Bee Gees have been incredibly successful, selling in excess of 180 million records and singles worldwide[6]. "How Deep Is Your Love" is their most popular composition, with over 400 versions by other artists in existence.


Their songs have been covered by singers of all stripes including Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Lulu, Elton John, Tom Jones, and Nina Simone as well as newer acts like John Frusciante (who has been known to cover "How Deep Is Your Love" during Red Hot Chili Peppers concerts), and Feist singing a soulful "Love You Inside Out", Billy Corgan and Robert Smith covering "To Love Somebody", Ardijah singing "Love So Right" and "Desire", Steps and Destiny's Child. Elvis redirects here. ... Janis Lyn Joplin (19 January 1943 – 4 October 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. ... This article is about the singer. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known by her stage name Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist. ... John Anthony Frusciante (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Leslie Feist (born February 13, 1976) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. ... William Patrick Corgan, Jr. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Ardijah is a New Zealand band from Auckland that was form in 1980. ... Steps was a pop group that achieved a series of charted singles between 1997 and 2001. ... This article is about the group. ...


Songs written by the Gibbs but better known through versions by other artists include the following titles:

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Awards and recognition

Inductions

  • 1979 Hollywood Walk Of Fame
  • 1994 Songwriters Hall Of Fame
  • 1995 Florida's Artists Hall Of Fame
  • 1997 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
  • 1997 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Hall Of Fame
  • 2001 Vocal Group Hall Of Fame
  • 2004 Dance Music Hall Of Fame

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Grammy Awards

  • 1977 Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Group - "How Deep Is Your Love"
  • 1978 Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group - "Saturday Night Fever"
  • 1978 Album Of The Year - "Saturday Night Fever"
  • 1978 Producer Of The Year - "Saturday Night Fever"
  • 1978 Best Arrangement Of Voices - "Stayin' Alive"
  • 1980 Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal - "Guilty"
  • 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2003 Legend Award
  • 2004 Hall Of Fame Award - "Saturday Night Fever"

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World Music Awards

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American Music Awards

  • 1979 Favorite Pop / Rock Band, Duo Or Group
  • 1979 Favorite Soul / R&B Album - "Saturday Night Fever"
  • 1980 Favorite Pop / Rock Band, Duo Or Group
  • 1980 Favorite Pop / Rock Album - "Spirits Having Flown"
  • 1997 Life achievement Award

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Brit Music Awards

  • 1997 Outstanding Contribution To Music

For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) Awards

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Commemorative stamps

In October 1999 the Isle of Man Post Office unveiled a set of 6 stamps honoring their native sons' music. The official launch took place at the London Palladium where the stage show of Saturday Night Fever was playing. A similar launch was held in New York shortly after to coincide with the show opening across the Atlantic. The songs depicted on the stamps are "Massachusetts", "Words", "I've Gotta Get A Message To You", "Night Fever", "Stayin' Alive" and "Immortality". Show logo Saturday Night Fever is a musical with a book by Nan Knighton (in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas, and Robert Stigwood) and music and lyrics by the Bee Gees. ...


Discography

Main article: Bee Gees discography

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Studio album chart performance

Title Highest US
Chart Position
Year Highest UK
Chart Position
The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs - 1965 -
Spicks and Specks - 1966 -
Bee Gees 1st #7 1967 #8
Horizontal #12 1968 #16
Idea #17 1968 #4
Odessa #20 1969 #10
Cucumber Castle #94 1970 #57
2 Years On #32 1970 -
Trafalgar #34 1971 -
To Whom It May Concern #35 1972 -
Life in a Tin Can #68 1973 -
Mr. Natural #178 1974 -
Main Course #14 1975 -
Children of the World #8 1976 -
Saturday Night Fever #1 1978 #1
Spirits Having Flown #1 1979 #1
Living Eyes #41 1981 #73
E.S.P. #96 1987 #5
One #68 1989 #29
High Civilization - 1991 #24
Size Isn't Everything #153 1993 #23
Still Waters #11 1997 #2
This Is Where I Came In #16 2001 #6

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Noteworthy

The Bee Gees have sold over 225 million albums world-wide. The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ...


The Maurice Gibb album track, "Man In The Middle" was #1 for three weeks in March, 2005 in the country of Turkey. Maurice Ernest Gibb CBE (December 22, 1949 – January 12, 2003), was a musician and singer-songwriter. ... For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ...


Limited edition

Ellan Vannin was recorded in 1997 as a 1,000 quantity limited edition single for Isle of Man charities. The song was featured in the Bee Gees World Tour and on ITV's "An Evening With…" but to date has not been released generally. The single was subsequently also available as part of the 1999 Bee Gees Stamp issue. Ellan Vannin is the Manx name for the Isle of Man, located centrally in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. ...


Band

Barry Gibb plays rhythm guitar.


Robin Gibb does not play any instruments onstage, but plays piano, cello, and other instruments privately.


Maurice Gibb played bass guitar, rhythm and lead guitar, piano, organ, mellotron, and electronic keyboards, synthesizers and drum tracks. From 1966 to 1972 he played multiple instruments on many records. During the late 1970s he played mainly bass guitar. From about 1986 onward he usually played keyboards.


These musicians were considered members of the band:

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Peter-John Vettese (born 15 August 1956 in Scotland), also known as Peter Vettese, is a British keyboardist, songwriter and producer. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Robert Waddy Wachtel (born May 24, 1947 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City) is a Los Angeles session musician and producer, most notable for his guitar work. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was a highly regarded session drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Toto. ... Toto (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Grammy Award winning American rock band founded in 1976[1] by some of the most popular and experienced session musicians of the era. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Parodies of the Bee Gees

The Bee Gees were often parodied by British and American comics, on records and television. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

  • A TV sketch by Kenny Everett in which he played all three Gibbs as well as an interviewer, had the Bee Gees answering all of his questions with songquotes.[7]
  • The Bee Gees also appeared in a sketch on Big Train, wherein they were bandits in a shootout with fellow singer Chaka Khan.[8]
  • They were also parodied by Philip Pope, Angus Deayton, and Michael Fenton Stevens recording as The Hee Bee Gee Bees, singing "Meaningless Songs (in Very High Voices)".
  • David Walliams and Matt Lucas in the Rock Profile television show in 2000, showed Barry Gibb bossing his two brothers, using a system of claps and whistles to allow them to speak.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons while at a yard sale Homer and Disco Stu perform the "Staying Alive" parody "Table Five".[9][10]
  • In 2003, 2005 and 2006 Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake parodied the Bee Gees on Saturday Night Live in their Barry Gibb Talk Show sketches.
  • The pop punk band Blink 182 parodied the Bee Gees in their "First Date" video.
  • In the cartoon show Sheep in the Big City, there is a skit where there is a person disco dancing singing, " My voice is so hiiiiigh, and I don't know whyyyyyy," in a Bee-Gees like pitch.
  • An episode of Family Guy had the lead character Peter Griffin sell his soul to the devil for Bee Gees tickets.
  • Rush Limbaugh played a parody by Paul Shanklin on his radio show of John Edwards singing that he is "More of a Woman" than Hillary Clinton.[11]
  • A Heavy Metal Tribute band to the Bee Gees called Tragedy formed in 2007 in New York City and is currently performing in the tri-state area. Tragedy's myspace page: "http://www.myspace.com/letsmaketragedyhappen"
  • In the Fairly Odd Parents Movie, "Fairly Odd Baby", Cosmo told Timmy that they need to have a talk about the birds and the Bee Gees.
  • A MAD tv parody shows Barry Gibb, portrayed by Michael McDonald, making a American soundtrack with Randy Newman and other celebrities like Chaka Khan (Aries Spears) and Destiny's Child (Debra Wilson).
  • In 'The Legend Of Old Gregg' - Episode 5, Series 2 of The Mighty Boosh the Bee Gee's, along with Rick Wakeman were said to have tried to get the funk by singing 'Ooh, give me that funky milk' in their usual harmonised style.

Kenny Everett (born Maurice Cole in Crosby, Merseyside, 25 December 1944, died 4 April 1995), was a popular English radio DJ and television entertainer. ... For the Washington Senators pitcher nicknamed Big Train, see Walter Johnson. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer known for hit songs such as Im Every Woman, I Feel For You and Through the Fire. Khan was first featured as a member of the funk band Rufus before beginning her solo career. ... Philip Pope is a British composer and actor. ... Gordon Angus Deayton (born January 6, 1956) is an English comic actor and television presenter. ... Michael Fenton Stevens is a UK actor and comedian, member of the Hee Bee Gee Bees and the voice behind the Spitting Image number 1 hit in 1986, The Chicken Song. ... The HeeBeeGeeBees, as pictured in the Radio Active Times, 1986 The Hee Bee Gee Bees were a pop group formed initially to parody the Bee Gees towards the close of their sequence of high-pitched, disco-style hits. ... For other persons named David Williams, see David Williams (disambiguation). ... Matthew Richard Lucas (born March 5, 1974) is an English comedy actor. ... Rock Profile is a British television show written by and starring comedy partnership Matt Lucas and David Walliams. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian, actor, musician, and Grammy nominee best known for his work on Saturday Night Live. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... This article is about the American television series. ... The Barry Gibb Talk Show is recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live about a talk show starring Barry Gibb, lead singer for the Bee Gees, a popular disco band of the 1970s and his brother, Robin Gibb. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Blink-182 (also known as blink-182 or simply Blink to fans) was a United States rock trio that played pop punk[1][2][3] and punk rock[4][5] music. ... For other uses, see First Date (disambiguation). ... Sheep in the Big City was an American animated television series which ran on Cartoon Network for two seasons, from November 2000 to April 2002. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Peter Löwenbräu Griffin is the protagonist in the American animated television series Family Guy. ... For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... Paul Shanklin is the creator of many of satirical bits used by Rush Limbaugh. ... This article is about the American attorney and politician. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... For other uses, see Tragedy (disambiguation). ... The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television series and live show about two friends who go on a series of magical adventures. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ R&RHofF citation
  2. ^ text of citation
  3. ^ Dolgins, Adam: Rock Names: From Abba to ZZ Top, 3rd ed., p.24. Citadel Press, 1998.
  4. ^ Bee Gees Fan Club Bio
  5. ^ BBC
  6. ^ Bee Gees Record Sales
  7. ^ Kenny.
  8. ^ TV.com.
  9. ^ Lyrics
  10. ^ Sound file
  11. ^ [http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_080107/content/01125113.guest.html RushLimbaugh.com

See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ...

External links

  1. The International Brothers Gibb Website
  2. Words & Music, Fans Of The Brothers Gibb
  3. For The Love of the Bee Gees
  4. Maurice Gibb Website
  5. Andy Gibb Website
  6. The Official Bee Gees website
  7. Bee Gees Biography
  8. The Official Barry Gibb Website
  9. The Official Robin Gibb Website
  10. Debbie, Santiago & Juanjo Bee Gees Site
  11. 'The Bee Gees' Vocal Group Hall of Fame Page
  12. Bee Gees Lyrics
  13. The Bee Gees at Rollingstone
  14. Bee Gees, from the All Music Guide
  15. "The Dionne Warwick Channel" -YouTube site containing over 100 Dionne Warwick tunes with rare photos and information on each tune, including BeeGees written and produced tunes
  16. The Bee Gees
  17. A Tribute to the Bee Gees
Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... Maurice Ernest Gibb CBE (December 22, 1949 – January 12, 2003), was a musician and singer-songwriter. ... (born March 24, 1946) was a drummer for the Bee Gees ... Vince Melouney was a member of the Bee Gees in late 1960s. ... The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs is the Bee Gees LP debut (1967s Bee Gees 1st was the international debut album). ... This article is about the Bee Gees album Spicks and Specks. ... Horizontal, the Bee Gees second album (if you dont count the Australian releases) was released in 1968. ... Idea is the Bee Gees third album, released in August, 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Odessa is a Bee Gees album that was released in 1969. ... Cucumber Castle (1970) is an album by the Bee Gees, produced by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robert Stigwood. ... 2 Years On is the eighth album by the Bee Gees. ... Trafalgar is an album by The Bee Gees, released in September 1971. ... To Whom It May Concern is the Bee Gees eighth album, released in October 1972. ... Life in a Tin Can is the twelfth album by the Bee Gees. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Main Course is the Bee Gees eleventh album, released in 1975. ... Children of the World is an album by the Bee Gees. ... Spirits Having Flown is a Bee Gees album released in 1979. ... E.S.P. is the Bee Gees fifteenth original album, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... One is the twenty-third album by the Bee Gees. ... High Civilisation is the twenty-fourth album by the Bee Gees. ... Size Isnt Everything is a Bee Gees album released in 1993. ... Still Waters is a 1997 album by the Bee Gees. ... This Is Where I Came In was the final album released by the Bee Gees before the death of band member Maurice Gibb in 2003. ... Best of Bee Gees is an album by the Bee Gees. ... Bee Gees Greatest is a compilation album released in 1979 by RSO Records. ... Number Ones is a greatest hits album by the Bee Gees released in 2004. ... This is a discography of the Bee Gees. ...

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The Bee Gees' records had gorgeous melodies and arrangements and were steeped in romantic yet complex lyrics, many of them containing a strangely downbeat mood that no one seemed to mind.
The Bee Gees single "Massachusetts" was a chart-topper in England and launched the group on their first wave of stardom.
Bee Gees 1st, cut in early 1967, had its weaker spots, but not a throwaway track on it, while Horizontal and Idea were strong LPs filled with beautiful and unusual songs and lush arrangements (courtesy of conductor Bill Shepherd), all carefully recorded, mixing electric instruments and orchestra.
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